Two Duke faculty have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology. The 2019 American Society for Microbiology awards in research, education, and leadership have now been announced. The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the ASM, the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.
ASM Award for Basic Research
Recognizes an outstanding scientist whose discoveries have been fundamental to advancing our understanding of the microbial world.
Joseph Heitman, M.D., Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
ASM Award for Early Career Basic Research
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished basic research achievements in the microbial sciences.
Nicholas Heaton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology